Originally Posted by Lilie
I think there are times when a young dog (or any aged dog) shows being overly submissive, other dogs will take advantage of that. Whereas Kira may not be a totally dominate dog, this puppy gave her the position no questions asked. Removing Kira was the right thing to do.
I think when even a normal, confident dog is around overly submissive dogs they learn to be dominate and even bullies. To me, that is just a dangerous as letting your dog hang around overly dominate dogs.
Not sure what you remember about Kira, but she's been generally timid around dogs. For that reason, she's been kept away from any loose play with them. She has 1 playmate, and she gets to see her maybe once a month.
I kinda got the impression that Kira took advantage of acting as a dominant dog, even though I've never witnessed any dominant behavior. She was indeed being a bully.
Keep in mind that Kira could never be around older dogs, without provoking an attack. Looking at this puppy, I can see why Kira was bullied as a puppy.
Kira is now 2 years old, and the behavior continues to evolve.